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Bill of Materials

SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials (BOM) tech tips and best practices from the Javelin team

Display units in SOLIDWORKS

How to Display Units in SOLIDWORKS 2024: A Guide to Custom File Properties

Learn how to display units in SOLIDWORKS BOMs using custom file properties and workarounds for equations.

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SOLIDWORKS Electrical Blank BOM by Book

In this blog, learn how to solve the issue of SOLIDWORKS Electrical blank BOM reports by effectively organizing and configuring locations and settings.

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exclude from bill of materials

Excluding a manufacturer part from a BOM in SOLIDWORKS Electrical (2019-current)

You can hide or show components in the BOM using the ‘Exclude from bill of materials’ property located in the…

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How to enable BOM Model Highlighting in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When we publish images from SOLIDWORKS Composer specifically Technical Illustrations, it allows us to save .SVG type images and upon…

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How to use SOLIDWORKS PDM Export Rules for Bill of Materials (BOM)

Is there a way to export specific BOM (Computed BOM or CAD BOM) using SOLIDWORKS PDM export rules? An ability…

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What is the function of the activated option in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab?

The function of the checkbox in the SOLIDWORKS PDM BOM tab is to activate a computed bill of materials (BOM)…

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Creating a BOM with Part & Assembly Actors in SOLIDWORKS Composer

When working in SOLIDWORKS Composer, there might be a situation were the information that is being expressed in the Bill…

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SOLIDWORKS 2019 increases the clarity and usability of exported BOMs by enabling the inclusion of component thumbnails

Make your BOM Worth a Thousand Words in SOLIDWORKS 2019

Creating a bill of materials to document the different components in an assembly is a near universal task. For caution…

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SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM with Single Body Sheet Metal Part

When you create a SOLIDWORKS Indented BOM from an assembly that contains sheet metal or weldment parts it will add…

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SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials – Link vs Break cells

The SOLIDWORKS BOM typically includes columns linked to Custom Properties in the models.  Therefore changes to the Custom Properties in…

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How to combine multiple Custom Properties in a SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials

When going through the process of creating an assembly drawing, it is beneficial in most cases to make use of…

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Sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox BOM

How to sort SOLIDWORKS Toolbox Components in your BOM table [VIDEO]

Have you ever wondered how you can sort your SOLIDWORKS Bill of Materials in a way that all of your SOLIDWORKS toolbox…

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Making the Case for Resilient PLM

It was only a decade or so ago that sensors and embedded software were mere supporting characters in product development,…

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Aras PLM in use

PLM – It’s All About the Product!

CIMdata recently released an article titled, “PLM for All: Unleashing Product Data to the Enterprise.” It talks about the actual…

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TSLOT Model

Do you design with TSLOTS? Download a FREE TSLOTS SOLIDWORKS Add-in

Many SOLIDWORKS users work with TSLOTS for their machine, robot cages and or frame designs. TSLOTS are basically Aluminum Extrusions that come…

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